Ocean Literacy Leadership Camp

Following the incredibly successful 2018 inaugural camp, Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and Navigate NIDES (Comox Valley Schools - School District 71) are offering another exciting outdoor education experience.

The Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp is an educational retreat for young women ages 15 – 18 taking place from July 14 to 19 at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on beautiful Hornby Island.

The all-female, six-day, five-night camp focuses on ocean literacy and ecology to enhance and increase knowledge about marine life and stewardship. Participants will gain a strong understanding of the leading environmental issues affecting our oceans today and be inspired to take part in a global effort to protect our waters.


Photos: Tribune Bay Outdoor Ed. Centre

The 2019 camp will include:

• Hands-on workshops with Deep Bay Marine Field Station

• Potential opportunity to connect with the local MLA and learn about changing government legislation

• Ocean Literacy training from Ocean Wise

• Interactive leadership training on Hornby Island to emphasize online course work

As a special feature, this year’s camp will include a focus on inspiration. Several guest speakers with a variety of skills, experience, education, and background will be sharing their message of encouragement and how to face leadership challenges no matter what the issue or cause. Internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker Talli Osborne, known for her spunk and vitality, will deliver the keynote address and spend a portion of the week interacting with participants.

The Ocean Literacy Leadership Camp runs from July 14 to 19 at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. A mandatory pre-camp online course is available now. Participants who successfully complete the online course and camp program will earn four course credits, toward their BC Graduation Certificate.

Cost for the camp is $630 pp. All meals, accommodation and program material are provided.

Transportation is available from Vancouver Island, from the Powell River Ferry terminal in Little River and from the Departure Bay ferries terminal in Nanaimo.

The camp is open to a maximum of 40 participants. For more information and to register, visit  https://nides.sd71.bc.ca/?page_id=592 

Photos by: Tribune Bay Outdoor Ed. Centre


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